502 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA | Directions 9025433.858725 -118.391300
Yummy food, great service! – You have to try the corn balls & deviled eggs. Love the pulled pork sandwich also!
Pinkie's Review - Outstanding – We had the ribs and the Santa Monica Tri-tip. The ribs were perfect. They were right between "drop-off-the-bone" (where the meet is dry and drab) and "a little too tough and under done" where the meat is tough and difficult to chew. My wife, who usually eats a few bites, ate all of the greens. She said they were excellent. I consider myself a bread pudding officianado. Their's was excellent. I highly recommend this establishment. The point is not the dining in experience --- it is the quality of the food. If you don't want to eat there, get take-out. The food is excellent.
Not worth a second visit – When you think BBQ you think FLAVOR. Well this place missed the mark. I was trying to get in my head what other place I would compare it to and even the McRib had a better flavor. Imagine going to an amusement park and seeing a BBQ restaurant, this is the type of food you would expect. I've had worse, mostly based on their dryness and burnt flavor, but this place needs a whole new recipe. The chicken tasted like liquid smoke and fine ground black pepper, the ribs were ok, but a bit overcooked, the mac n cheese was bland, the coleslaw lacked effort, the BBQ baked beans were undercooked. I would say it was forgettable, but I am sure I would remember not liking the food. I ate it, because it was what was for dinner. But I would NEVER choose to eat there again.
The Authentic Smoked Taste – I try to bring a co-coworker to Pinkie's a couple Fridays a month, to enjoy ribs, good music in a quaint atmosphere. And a few more times a month with my Wife and Baby-Girl.
Ribs come out un-seasoned, in their bare, primal, authentically-smoked state. You can smell them, let the smokey aroma fill your senses before sprinkling their BBQ sauce and voraciously biting in them.
Many ribs i've had at other restaurants come out fully-seasoned, and it's often hard to tell whether that smoky taste is authentic -- Pinkie's doesn't mess around with their Smoked Ribs: It's real. It stays with you. It makes me happy for the rest of the day.
You MUST try this barbeque place – I moved to Hermosa Beach about 1 year ago and I have never been able to find good barbeque. There is none here except for like a Korean Barbeque or something. I was so frusterated! - but this is exactly the time of BBQ I've been searching for. Cute little place, decorated really nice and a really friendly staff. I always get the same thing - pulled pork sandwich, with coleslaw and mac and cheese. Def Comfort Food!!!! but I'm sure everything is good! They have really good beers on tap here too so if you want to do happy hour but you don't want to do it in a bar at the pier or some dive bar nearby you can get drink specials and dinner at the same time. Cute name, cute place, Awesome BBQ
Yum! – I've probably eaten here about 6 or 7 times. I've been tellng everyone about it. It's about time there was a good bbq place in the Hermosa Beach. It's a great place to stop in to pick up a to-go order or you can eat your meal right at the bar where they serve beers on tap!!! I don't think many people know that they have a 4-7 happy hour where beers are discounted. Really nice staff and the food is AWESOME!!!! They also catered an event at my work and everyone loved it.
Thanks for the review. We work hard to provide authentic BBQ and homemade sides. It is great to get a compliment.
Ask for me next time you come in,
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